Happy New Year! Our first blog post of 2022! 🥳 Things have been pretty busy over at Hipster Hamper HQ recently and we've been celebrating lots of exciting things, including our birthday!
Did you know we turned one on the 18th of December? We almost couldn't believe it either! This last year has been a crazy one full of excitement and growth (with a few challenges along the way, but hey, that’s life!) and already we can’t wait to see what this year brings.
We’ve been looking back on the past year and we wanted to share with you some of the key milestones that have helped to create and shape Hipster Hamper.
Lockdown - Ok, so December 2020 was a tough time for everyone as we entered another lockdown that wouldn’t end until spring the following year. Many of us were struggling with our mental health and the future seemed uncertain for a lot of people; it might not have seemed like the best time to launch a new business but here at Hipster Hamper, we like a challenge! And we’re so glad we did because the response was phenomenal. We managed to brighten doorsteps with our curated hampers and helped to do our bit to lift the lockdown blues.
We met some incredible suppliers - it’s no secret that we think we work with the best food and drink suppliers in the UK and starting Hipster Hamper showed us just how much great talent there is right on our doorstep. Each one of our suppliers has been chosen not only for their exceptionally high-quality products but also for their strong beliefs and the ethos behind each brand. We’re inspired every day by these guys and feel incredibly lucky we get to work with the very best. We’re always on the lookout to partner with new and exciting brands so if you want to join the Hipster Hamper family then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We added even more choice to our hampers - Once we started we just couldn’t stop! And with so many awesome products and equally as awesome customers wanting more, we developed our range to include hampers for even more occasions. We’ve worked tirelessly with local businesses to create bespoke hampers that showcase some of the best businesses in local areas as well as sourcing new products that make up some of our most popular hampers.
We brought a smile to our customers’ faces - Starting a new business can be scary but when we launched Hipster Hamper we were amazed by the support we received from our customers. Whether you were in need of a hamper for a corporate gift, something special for a friend’s birthday or some treats to bring a little cheer to lockdown life we had you covered. We can’t thank our customers enough and it’s with their feedback and support that we can continue doing what we love.
We all helped to support the hospitality industry - When we launched Hipster Hamper we wanted to give something back to the food and drink industry- an industry we loved so much and had that taken a real hit with the Covid pandemic. This is why we decided to support Hospitality Action’s Invisible Chips campaign and donate 5% of our profits to help those in the hospitality industry get back on their feet.
We launched on Deliveroo - We made it even easier to get your Hipster Hamper fix by launching on Deliveroo! Partnering with Deliveroo was another great way to get the Hipster Hamper name out there and make it even easier for customers to explore some of our fantastic suppliers. Using the Deliveroo app is a great way to order with us quickly and easily when you’re out and about on the go.
Phew! As we said, the last year has been pretty big for us but we couldn’t have done it without our amazing suppliers and customers. The support we’ve received has been out of this world and we’re so thankful we’ve had the chance to connect with each and every one of you.
We’re already looking ahead and we’re so excited about what this year will bring. We’ve got lots of exciting things in the pipeline and we’re working with a really talented bunch of people to bring new ideas to life. Make sure you’re following us over on Instagram to keep up to date with all our latest news and goings-on!